Peter L. Thompson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Portland, ME

Peter L. Thompson & Associates
 | 92 Exchange Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-874-0909
Fax: 207-874-0343
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Peter Thompson & Associates, Peter L. Thompson focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and his experience also encompasses employment law and Social Security Disability matters. Based in the firm's main office in Portland, Maine, he provides representation to clients throughout much of the state. Admitted to practice before all Maine and New Hampshire state courts, Mr. Thompson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

In his personal injury practice, Mr. Thompson assists clients who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has worked on have included truck and other motor vehicle crashes, auto-pedestrian accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and premises liability, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients through both jury verdicts and negotiated settlements. This has led to Mr. Thompson's becoming a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization limited to attorneys who have won seven-figure settlements or awards.

Mr. Thompson helps people who are no longer able to work due to a physical or mental disability to obtain their rightful Social Security Disability benefits, and he represents employees who have been the victim of discrimination that is prohibited by federal or state law. His successful track record in all of these areas has earned him the respect of his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Thompson has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%)

Employment Litigation (50%)


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Peter Thompson

Admitted: 1994, Maine

Professional Webpage:


  • U.S. News "Best Lawyers in America", New England Super Lawyers magazine "SuperLawyer".
  • "AV Preeminent" rated by
  • Member: Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Maine Law Review (Managing Editor)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New Hampshire
  • America Association for Justice
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maine; District of Maine; First Circuit

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Brain Injury Association (BIA) and the Consumer Health Law Program (CHLP).
  • Board Member: Disability Rights Center
  • Volunteer Legal Director - Maine Consumer Health Law Program
  • Board Member: Brain Injury Association of Maine

Educational Background:

  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D.
  • Bowdoin College, B.A.
Office Location for Peter L. Thompson

92 Exchange Street
Portland, ME 04101

Phone: 207-874-0909

Fax: 207-874-0343

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Last Updated: 6/11/2019

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